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September 28, 2016 - Industry News

Manual-Transmission Ford Focus Cars Recalled

Photo courtesy of Ford.

The safety compliance recall, which concerns the hatchback release software, covers more than 64,000 vehicles in the U.S.

Tags: Ford Focus, Recalls, 2013-MY, Ford, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, 2016-MY, 2017-MY, Manual Transmission, Compact Cars

September 28, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Transit Connects for Sunroofs

Photo of Ford Transit Connect courtesy of Ford.

In the U.S., the recall covers 887 vehicles in the 2014-model year.

Tags: Cargo Vans, Ford Transit Connect, Recalls, Ford, 2014-MY

September 28, 2016 - Industry News

EPA Testing Results on Propane Autogas Ford Transit

Photo of Ford Transit courtesy of Ford Motor Co.

In a recent Environmental Protection Agency emissions test, the Ford Transit showed dramatic reductions of harmful emissions while performing on propane autogas when compared to the same engine operating on gasoline.

Tags: Alliance Autogas, Propane Autogas, Emissions Testing, Ford, Ford Transit

September 22, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Details Adaptive Steering on Super Duty, Edge

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Ford's new adaptive steering technology that's been added to 2017 Super Duty trucks and the 2016 Edge mid-size SUV improves steering efficiency and effort so the vehicles are easier to steer at various speeds.

Tags: Ford, Ford Edge, Ford Super Duty, Steering

September 17, 2016 - Industry News

Ford, U-M Team on Self-Driving Cars

Ford will move a dozen researchers into the North Campus Research Complex at the University of Michigan by the end of this year. Photo courtesy of Ford.

As part of a new agreement, Ford plans to embed a group of its researchers and engineers into a robotics laboratory on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor.

Tags: Ford, University of Michigan, Autonomous Vehicles, Robots

September 12, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Gives Autonomous Vehicle Update

Photo by Mike Antich.

Ford Motor Co. plans to sell a fully autonomous car to the public by the middle of the 2020 decade, after it plans to supply a fully autonomous vehicle to ride-hailing companies, the company told Automotive Fleet.

Tags: Ford, Autonomous Vehicles, Fully Autonomous, Mobility

September 9, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Partners with Startups on Interactive Maps, Mobility

Ford has begun collaborating with a trio of technology start-up to explore next-generation vehicle technologies such as interactive mapping, connectivity, and ride-hailing, the company announced.

Tags: Mapping, Ford, Mobility

September 8, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Expands Multi-Model Recall for Door Latches

The Ford Transit Connect is among the models covered by the recall. Photo courtesy of Ford.

The recall covers 2013-2015 model-year Ford C-Max and Escape vehicles, 2012-2015 Focus vehicles, 2015 Mustang and Lincoln MKC vehicles, and 2014-2016 Transit Connect vehicles.

Tags: Ford Escape, Ford Focus, Ford Transit Connect, Recalls, Ford Mustang, 2013-MY, Ford, Ford C-Max, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, NHTSA, 2016-MY, Lincoln MKC

September 1, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Van Sales Remain Strong

Photo of 2016 Transit courtesy of Ford.

Ford continues to grow its van sales with 20,355 vans sold in August, a 13% increase over August of 2015 and the top-selling month for the company.

Tags: Ford, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans

August 26, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Increases Super Duty Fuel Tank Capacity

Photo of 2017 F-250 4x4 Crew Cab Platinum courtesy of Ford.

Ford's gasoline and diesel 2017 Super Duty trucks will come equipped with a 48-gallon fuel tank that provides a 22% increase over the outgoing diesel models and 37% increase over the gasoline models.

Tags: Ford, Fuel Tanks, Large Pickups, 2017-MY, Ford Super Duty

August 24, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Escape SUVs Recalled for Power Windows

Photo of Ford Escape courtesy of Ford.

The safety compliance recall covers nearly 18,000 2017 model-year vehicles in the U.S.

Tags: Ford Escape, Recalls, Ford, Compact SUVs, 2017-MY

August 24, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Transits for Fuel Injection Pumps

Photo of Ford Transit courtesy of Ford.

The recall covers more than 2,000 2015-2016 model-year vans equipped with 3.2-liter diesel engines.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Recalls, Ford, Ford Transit, Full-Size Vans, 2015-MY, 2016-MY

August 24, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Multiple Models for Stalling

Photo of Ford Taurus courtesy of Ford.

The recall covers 77,502 Taurus, Flex, Police Interceptor, Lincoln MKS, and Lincoln MKT vehicles in the 2013-2015 model years.

Tags: Ford Taurus, Lincoln MKS, Lincoln MKT, Recalls, 2013-MY, Ford Police Interceptor, Ford, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, Ford Flex, Prestige Luxury Cars, Full-Size Sedans, Police Vehicles

August 17, 2016 - Industry News

High-Tech LiDAR Enabling Ford’s Driverless Car

This year Ford will triple its autonomous vehicle test fleet. Photo courtesy of Ford.

Because LiDAR technology is a critical element enabling development of fully autonomous vehicles, Ford has opted to invest in tech firm Velodyne in Silicon Valley.

Tags: Ford, Autonomous Vehicles, Velodyne, Silicon Valley

August 16, 2016 - Industry News

Video: Ford's Driverless Car to Arrive in 2021

Ford plans to produce a fully autonomous vehicle for commercial operation by 2021, as part of a ride-hailing or ride-sharing service.

Tags: Ford, Autonomous Vehicles

August 12, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Receives $6M Fuel Cell Grant

Ford Motor Co. has received a $6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop fuel cell and hydrogen technologies, Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) has announced.

Tags: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Ford, U.S. Department of Energy, Federal Grants

August 11, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Upgrades 2017 Fusion's Radio

Photo courtesy of Ford.

In a world of streaming digital music, Ford is bucking the trend by upgrading the radio technology in its 2017 Fusion mid-size sedan to give drivers a clearer FM listening experience.

Tags: Ford Fusion, Ford, Infotainment Systems, HD Radio

August 10, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Offers Appearance Package for 2017 Trucks

Photo of 2017 F-350 STX courtesy of Ford.

Ford will offer the STX appearance package with its 2017 F-150 and Super Duty trucks that will slot between the XL work and XLT mid-level models, Ford has announced.

Tags: Ford F-150, Ford, Large Pickups, 2017-MY, Ford Super Duty

August 10, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Ships 2017 Super Duty Trucks

Photo of 2017 Super Duty truck courtesy of Ford.

Ford has begun shipping all configurations of its redesigned 2017 Super Duty trucks that will arrive with higher-strength frames and lighter-weight bodies, a company spokesman has confirmed.

Tags: Ford, Order to Delivery, Large Pickups, 2017-MY, Ford Super Duty

August 4, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Recalls Multiple Models for Door Latches

Photo of Ford Focus courtesy of Ford.

The regional recall covers nearly 766,700 vehicles in the U.S., including such models as the Focus, Escape, Transit Connect, and C-MAX.  

Tags: Ford Escape, Ford Focus, Ford Transit Connect, 2012-MY, Recalls, Ford Mustang, 2013-MY, Ford, Ford C-Max, 2014-MY, 2015-MY, Lincoln MKC

August 3, 2016 - Industry News

Video: Ford Escape Improves Crashworthiness

The compact SUV delivers a better performance in the IIHS small overlap front crash test, thanks to structural changes in the 2017 model.

Tags: Ford Escape, IIHS, Crash Tests, Ford, 2017-MY, Compact SUVs

July 26, 2016 - Product News

2017 Ford Super Duty Pickups to Use F-150 Aluminum Cabs

Like all new SuperDuty pickups, this F-450 SuperCrew has an aluminum cab, front fenders, hood and cargo bed. Photos by Tom Berg.

The change to high-volume F-150 cabins cuts costs and weight, and adds interior room for SuperCab and SuperCrew buyers.

Tags: Pickup Trucks, Ford, Lightweighting, Large Pickups, Ford Super Duty, Aluminum, 2017-MY

July 25, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Rolls Out CarPlay Across 2017 Lineup

Photo courtesy of Ford

Ford is offering its Sync 3 connectivity platform that allows compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto throughout its entire 2017 vehicle lineup.

Tags: Ford SYNC, Ford, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay

July 18, 2016 - Global News

Ford Appoints Leadership for SA, Europe


Ford has announced changes in its senior leadership in South America and Europe, including new appointments for vice president of Ford Motor Company and president of Ford South America.

Tags: Ford, Automotive Executives, Promotions

July 18, 2016 - Global News

Ford of Britain Appoints New Fleet Director

Owen Gregory has been appointed director of fleet operations for Ford of Britain, succeeding Nick Themistocleous, who retired in June.

Tags: Ford, United Kingdom


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